Meet Our Team

Christopher Leishear

General Manager,
Vertical Farms

 

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Chris Leishear, General Manager


Chris is responsible for farm construction, overall operations and sales. An experienced project manager and operations leader with a passion for energy, environmental policy and gardening. With a BA in in Environmental Science from University of Virginia, an MBA from Arizona State University in International Business and Marketing, and an MS from NYU in Global Affairs concentrating in Energy & Environmental Policy, Chris is driving the next wave of the food revolution, while spreading the mission of the REED Next.

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Jessalin Jaume

Farm Manager

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Jessalin Jaume, Farm Manager


Jessalin manages daily farm operations including crop growth, seed selection, and systems maintenance. She developed the curriculum and leads our internship program through a partnership with Ramapo College. Using insights gained in her previous role as a lead instructor at REED Academy (a non-profit school for individuals with autism), Jessalin offers vital insights into working with adults with autism.

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Matt Ravetier

Farm Technician

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Matt Ravetier, Farm Technician

As a graduate from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a degree in Environmental Studies, Matt has always had an interest in sustainability and the outdoors. His passion drove him to start an internship with Greens Do Good, which led to his current full-time role. Matt is currently involved with numerous facets of the farm including seeding and planting crops, overseeing crop growth, maintaining farm equipment, collecting data, and working student interns.

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Our Team

Christopher Leishear

General Manager,
Vertical Farms

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Chris Leishear, General Manager


Chris is responsible for farm construction, overall operations and sales. An experienced project manager and operations leader with a passion for energy, environmental policy and gardening. With a BA in in Environmental Science from University of Virginia, an MBA from Arizona State University in International Business and Marketing, and an MS from NYU in Global Affairs concentrating in Energy & Environmental Policy, Chris is driving the next wave of the food revolution, while spreading the mission of the REED Next.

Jessalin Jaume

Farm Manager

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Jessalin Jaume, Farm Manager


Jessalin manages daily farm operations including crop growth, seed selection, and systems maintenance. She developed the curriculum and leads our internship program through a partnership with Ramapo College. Using insights gained in her previous role as a lead instructor at REED Academy (a non-profit school for individuals with autism), Jessalin offers vital insights into working with adults with autism.

Matt Ravetier

Farm Technician

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Matt Ravetier, Farm Technician

As a graduate from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a degree in Environmental Studies, Matt has always had an interest in sustainability and the outdoors. His passion drove him to start an internship with Greens Do Good, which led to his current full-time role. Matt is currently involved with numerous facets of the farm including seeding and planting crops, overseeing crop growth, maintaining farm equipment, collecting data, and working student interns.